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Rehabilitation Services (Therapy)
Licking Memorial Medical Campus, 1717 West Main Street, Suite 102
Newark, Ohio 43055
Pataskala Health Campus, First Floor
One Healthy Place
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Consultations scheduled with physician referral
Phone: (220) 564-4953
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Inpatient rehabilitation service
A doctor may ask a therapist from physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy to come to a patient’s Hospital room and begin work right at the bedside.  Types of services that rehabilitation therapists provide right in the Hospital include:
  • Instruction and practice on safe transfer in and out of bed, a chair or wheelchair
  • Proper fit and practice on how to correctly use a walker or crutches
  • Identification of assistive devices that will help with activities of daily living
  • Exercise
  • Care of wounds
  • Instruction and practice dressing and bathing
Outpatient comprehensive rehabilitation
For patients who need continued therapy after they are dismissed from the Hospital.  Our Outpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation team can offer multiple types of therapy and consists of physical, occupational and speech therapists and social workers.
Physical therapy
Licking Memorial physical therapists create individualized exercise programs, manual therapy and other approaches, to increase strength and mobility and maximizing functioning.  Physical therapy can be used to treat:
  • Orthopedic injuries 
  • Sport-related injuries 
  • Accident injuries 
  • Neurological conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease 
  • Burns 
  • Amputations 
  • Joint replacement 
  • Head injuries 
  • Back pain 
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Nerve injuries 
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
Occupational therapy
Occupational therapy will help redevelop motor, sensory and cognitive skills to promote the most possible independence.  It is used to treat ailments such as:
  • Work-related injuries 
  • Sport-related injuries 
  • Amputations 
  • Stroke 
  • Heart attack 
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Developmental disabilities 
  • Burns 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Epicondylitis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
Hand therapy
Licking Memorial Hospital Occupational Therapists have specialized training in the treatment of hands, arm, shoulder and elbow in order to treat patients with:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Impingement syndrome
Speech and language services
Speech and language therapy can help those who are experiencing difficulty swallowing as well as those with disorders such as stuttering, delayed language or voice problems.  Services include assistance for individuals with communication difficulty resulting from:
  • Stroke, brain injury, or other illness and injury that impair attention, memory, reasoning, and judgment
  • Aphasia involving the loss of ability to speak or understand speech
  • Laryngectomy
  • Motor speech disorders that make articulation and intelligible speech difficult
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing difficulty
Pediatric services for children with impaired or delayed speech, language and learning skills are also available.  Children as young as 18 months can benefit from speech therapy when the main concern is speech and language development.
Audiology services to assess hearing loss are available through Licking Memorial Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat Specialists).

SportsMetrics™: ACL Injury Prevention Program
The Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department has teamed up with SportsMetrics to provide an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention program.  The SportsMetrics Training Program is designed to be beneficial to athletes of all skill levels in order to provide feedback on proper jumping/landing technique and improve coordination, strength, agility, and flexibility in order to decrease injury risk to the knee.